Red Rocks Park

This 100 acre park is open for use year round. Parking is allowed inside the park’s designated parking areas during the operating hours, as well as outside the park. The gate locks at 7 pm daily, make sure your vehicle is parked in the lot outside the entrance so you don't get locked in. The beach includes a designated swimming area and restrooms, the restrooms will be open June 18 - August 14 from 9:00 am-7:00 pm daily during the summer. 
The beach is open to the general public. There is several miles of trails for hiking, jogging, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk (year-round)

2024 Summer Operating Hours
June 15 - August 11
9 am - 7 pm Daily


  • 700 Ft of Waterfront
  • Designated Swim Area
  • Picnic Area w/ Small Gazebo
  • 2.5 Miles of Pedestrian Trails
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Access to the Rec. Path
  • Restrooms & Changing Areas
  • Parking

Click on the links below for a Trails Map or to check the Water Quality during the Summer

Under the "Leash Law" enacted by the City Council, 
all dog owners MUST have their dog on a leash- (6 foot max.) at all times within the boundaries of Red Rocks Park & trails. Dogs are prohibited at the public beach and in the water at Red Rocks. Owners in violation will be subject to a fine as outlined in the ordinance.

Red Rocks News

City Staff and the Natural Area Management Plan Task Force have been busy working on an update to the park's existing management plan that was drafted in 2014.  The existing plan calls for a review and update after a period of 5 years.  There will be a public meeting of the Recreation & Parks and the Natural Resources & Conservation Committee to review and discuss the draft update to the park's management plan.  Information on the upcoming meeting is below, along with links to the draft documents for review.

If you have questions about this work, please contact Ashley Parker (

Joint Committee Meeting
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This will be a virtual meeting.  Meeting link can be found on the City meeting calendar page here.

Draft Management Plan Documents for Review:
- Red Rocks Management Plan Update (Main Document)
- Red Rocks Management Plan Update (Appendices)

UPDATED Management Plan Documents (2022):
- Red Rocks Management Plan Update (Main Document)
- Red Rocks Management Plan Update (Appendices)

Red Rocks Park Management Study- May 1, 2013- Click to view study

Red Rocks Management Plan- 2014- Click Here